Photo Flash: Billy Porter, Stephanie J. Block and More Take Part in SPARKLE Benefit for The Actors Fund
Haul out the holly and put up the tree because Scott Nevins (one of the breakout stars of Bravo TV's hit show The People's Couch) just brought his star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to NYC for the 4rd year in a row! Featuring another high wattage, star power cast of performers from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and the music industry, this one night only extravaganza took place at The Cutting Room and will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
Featured were Tony and GRAMMY Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Grease), and TONY Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (The Pirate Queen, Wicked, 9-5) and Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Miserables). Also in the lineup were: from CBS' hit show Madam Secretary, and one of the stars of the Jersey Boys film, Erich Bergen, Olivier Award winner currently staring on Broadway in Dames At Sea, Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Broadway's Matt Doyle (Book of Mormon, Brooklynite, Warhorse), Nick Adams (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line), Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful), Alysha Umphress (On The Town, On A Clear Day...), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots), Erin Quill (Avenue Q - Original Broadway Company), Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist Kelly King (Winner: 2013 Best International Singer - Viña del Mar International Song Festival - Chile), seven-time MAC Award Winning recording artist Natalie Douglas, a special performance by The Doo Wop Project featuring cast members from Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical including TONY Award nominee Charl Brown, and more.
The evening was once again produced and hosted by TV personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest...) with Benjamin Rauhala serving as the show's music director and arranger, and Chris Dilley serving as the background vocal arranger.
Photo Credit: Andrew Werner
The Doo Wop Project
Kevin Smith Kirkwood
Max Von Essen